Over time, I've observed that athletes new to competitive weightlifting approach their training as simply completing their lifting program. Some don't seem to fully understand or appreciate the value of preparation for competition.
With newer athletes (and with some experienced ones) I repeatedly emphasize the process of learning to lift, learning to train, and learning to compete. Simply showing up to lift isn't training, and training without purpose is not preparing for competition.
So, during team training on Saturday, I gathered the team together to remind them to consistently bring focus and intention to their preparation for competition.